The circus comes to town and leaves with an order from the strange ringmaster for a converted bus that will change the lives of his daughter and a local boy for ever. A boat that has been lying unused on the banks of the River Wye for years and which two boys from the village travel downriver in with two gypsy girls. The last public concert given by the Beatles that brings with it the prospect of romance with a rich man's daughter. A young boy's ride in a motorbike side-car that his grandfather is driving that leads to a profitable meeting with some of London's most torious gangsters. You will discover something in the themes that make up The Magic Bus and other stories from Wales, which will show that magic, incent love and ghosts are still an important part of the small country on the edge of the Atlantic that is Wales.
Paul Barrett was born and grew up in various parts of south Wales, starting in Abersychan in the coal-mining area that brought incredible wealth to a few and massive hardship to many. The family eventually moved to the Wye Valley where his father was a village policeman and his mother was a teacher in a village school that just had two classrooms. Apart from Wales and England, Paul has also studied and worked in Spain, France, Sweden and Lebanon. He has written drama for the BBC and S4C (the Welsh-language channel) and has contributed to a range of newspapers and magazines.